De historia plantarum

Record ID: 
77051
Accession number: 
MS M.118
Title: 
De historia plantarum
Created: 
Italy, 1523-1534.
Binding: 
Original dark green morocco over boards, blind-tooled with clasp lettered: Ave.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1899.
Description: 
197 leaves (1 column, 40 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 330 x 220 mm
Provenance: 
Written after 1523 for Pope Clement VII (Julius de Medici, 1478-1534); erased stamp (18th-century) of Cardinal Antonio Xavier Gentili (fl. 1681-1732); in Sotheby's sale of Principe del Drago, Rome, and Marchese Campana (London, June 1860, no. 304) to C.; the Earl of Gosford's Collection at Burnham Abbey; James Toovey Collection (catalogue, 1901, p. 182); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Toovey Collection in 1899; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. herbals; written and illuminated in Italy for Pope Clement VII (1478-1534) after 1523.
Translated from the Greek by Theodorus Gaza.
Decoration: 3 illuminated borders and 15 illuminated initials with bianchi giari on colored backgrounds.

Script: 
humanistic script
Language: 
Latin
Century: